Past Events – 2013

Open Networking Evening (18 October)
Seminar: A day in the life of a translator (19 October) presented by LRG members

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Kensington, West London
ITI Information stand throughout the show.
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Tips, Trips and Traps for Interpreters (and others) with Valeria Aliperta

Wed 13 Nov 2013 6.30 for 7 pm

Upstairs at the Devereux pub
20 Devereux Court, Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ

Nearest tube: Temple, or buses along The Strand

Tips: latest helpful technological aids; trips: something we’d like to undo; traps: bugbears – interpreters’ trials and tribulations. More information: Lorna Sandler adept.lrs@btinternet.com

Entry fee: free for LRG members, £3 for non-LRG members.
Non-members can pay by credit card when registering in Eventbrite.

No Pain, No Gain – Active Marketing to Direct Clients SOLD OUT

Fri 27 Sep 2013

Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

A joint CIoL/ITI London Regional Group workshop with Judy Jenner, author of The Entrepreneurial Linguist http://www.entrepreneuriallinguist.com/book/

Working with direct clients instead of translation agencies is traditionally more lucrative, allows for more flexibility, increases linguists’ quality of life, and gives them more control over their businesses. Being an integral part of direct clients’ international marketing strategy makes translation work more rewarding, both financially and professionally. This workshop will give attendees the tools they need to start the direct client acquisition process.

Presenter Judy Jenner will discuss the pros and cons of working with direct customers, what you need to know to find them, how to find them, what not to do, how to get organized, how to grow and nurture the relationships you have formed, how to turn clients into repeat customers, and much more.

Cost: £25 for LRG members, £35 for non-members.

Booking closed. All tickets sold. Waiting list also full. Sorry!

LRG Information Event
Translation at the EU: staff positions and the freelance tendering procedure SOLD OUT

Fri 27 Sep 201312.30 to 13.30

Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

A talk by John Evans, Language Officer, DG Translation London

Please note: this event, free of charge, precedes the workshop, a separate paid-for ticketed event. Registration, via Eventbrite, is essential, for security purposes.

Please print and bring your ticket.

Booking closed. All tickets sold. Waiting list also full. Sorry!


LRG Guided Walk with Roger Bone

Thu 22 Aug 2013 6 for 6.30 pm start (prompt)

Meet in the ticket hall area of Chancery tube station at 6pm

LRG has once again invited Roger Bone to lead us on a further guided historic London pub walk on 22 August 2013. The walk this year will be ‘The Old Pubs of Holborn’. Meeting up at Chancery Lane tube station this walk takes in the stories of Holborn Viaduct and Circus with its famous Prince Albert statue, Bedford Row, the eighteenth century ‘millionaires row’, Captain Coram’s Fields and the British Museum.

Pubs visited are The Mitre – one of London’s most delightful old pubs virtually unaltered since 1773 complete with original paneling and pictures of old London, The Olde Cittie of York – an amazing Victorian pub from the 1890s built like an Oxbridge College Hall complete with wine vats, portraits, cellars and a stove commemorating the Battle of Waterloo from 1815, The Lamb – a gem of a London Victorian pub complete with snob screens and old Music Hall photographs, The British Museum Tavern – London’s first purpose built tourist pub from 1759 to cater for visitors to the British Museum. The walk will be followed by a meal at the British Museum Tavern for those who would like to join us. The walk ends at Holborn tube station.

This event is free of charge (walk only, meal is NOT included), and is limited to 25. Booking is therefore essential.

LRG pub crawl & networking

Thu 18 July 2013 6 onwards for 6.30 pm start, meal at 8.30

Meet up at The Grenadier pub at 18 Wilton Row, London SW1X 7NR.

We will start the evening with a free drink for everyone present at the first pub, courtesy of the LRG hospitality fund.

We will end the evening at a pub where food is served.

Registration required.

The Nag’s Head, 53 Kinnerton Street, SW1X 8ED.

8.00 pm: On to the Star Tavern, Belgrave Mews West, SW1X 8HT for (more) drinks and optional dinner at 8.30: http://www.star-tavern-belgravia.co.uk/.

Lecture by Yves Champollion, founder of WordFast

Imperial College/LRG are proud to announce that Yves Champollion, the developer of the Wordfast and PlusTools suite of CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools, will hold a “Question Time”, based on many intriguing questions which our current MSc Trans students have specially compiled. Yves will also bring the Wordfast software suite for a demo.

Yves is related to the Egyptologist Jean-FranCois Champollion who published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs in 1822, showing that the Egyptian writing system was a combination of phonetic and ideographic signs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champollion). Yves has worked as a freelance translator as well as a project manager and consultant for large translation projects with major translation agencies. He has also published many articles and been a speaker at many international conferences.

This talk is free but the lecture theatre holds a maximum of 80 people so please book early to ensure your place as we are anticipating a very high demand for places for this talk.

Event arranged by Imperial College. Open to LRG members and Imperial students who have registered.

EU Translation Workshop

Friday 1 Feb, 1.45 for 2 pm – 5.30 pm

EU Commission, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Nearest tubes: St James Park or Westminster

Another opportunity to work on EU texts with John Evans, Language Liaison officer at the EU Commission in London. John will cover French, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish, and Ann Pattison will be facilitating the German group. There will also be information on tendering for EU freelance work and staff options as a translator or interpreter and some background to the in-house tools used by translators in DGT. Europe House has a first-class conference room with full PA/AV facilities; catering will be by Plum Duff. Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be served.

NOTE: numbers will be strictly limited to 50 (previously 40). This is sure to be a popular event so early booking is advised. This event qualifies for 3 hours’ CPD.

Acknowledgement: The EU Translation Workshop is being hosted and co-organised by the European Commission Representation in the UK. It will be led by John Evans of the European Commission. The cost of registration covers refreshments and administrative overheads.

Cost of registration: LRG – £15; non-LRG – £25; Students (limited places) – £5Preferred method of payment is by Eventbrite and credit card. If paying by cheque or bank transfer, register here as LRG Cheque/Bank, cost £0 and contact the organiser about availability and payment. LRG members have priority.

Full details will also be on ICE, in the Jan/Feb issue of ITI Bulletin, on the London Regional Group website (www.iti-lrg.org.uk) and circulated via the LRG Yahoo group.

Meet the Client

A joint LRG / University of Westminster event

Wed 20 March 5.30 – 9 pm, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

A joint LRG/University of Westminster event for LRG members, non-members and students.Another in this series of very popular events which brings freelance translators and interpreters and translation and interpreting companies representatives together.We are privileged, this year, to have a panel of speakers that includes Lindsay Bywood of Voice Script International, Andy Mann of Ways with Words and Claire Suttie of Atlas Translations..The panelists will talk about what they look for in a translator or interpreter, how they evaluate CVs, their relationship with their panel of freelance service providers, and the specialist skills they value. After short presentations, there will be an extended Q&A session during which participants will be able to engage the representatives on all aspects of the freelance contract.This event is suitable for translators and interpreters at all levels: students, new entrants to the profession and experienced practitioners alike. Past events have been very informative and helpful in bringing work and service providers together.Fyvie Hall is a large, comfortable venue, with full PA/AV facilities. Refreshments will be served at the start of the evening and during a mid-evening break.The event is open to LRG, non-LRG members and to students. This event qualifies for 3 hours CPD. Please note: this event is supported by the National Networks for Translation and for Interpreting.Costs to include refreshments: LRG members: £15; non-LRG: £25; Student: £5Announcements on the ITI LRG website www.iti-lrg.org.uk and our e-group uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/iti-lrg/

See also ITI www.iti.org.uk for ITI Events and ICE for updates. Registration and booking now closed.

ITI-LRG Conferene grant 2013

The grant has been awarded and the deadline has passed.

The LRG Committee invited members of the London Regional Group to apply for a grant of £100 to attend the ITI 2013 conference in May – http://www.iti.org.uk/professional-development-events/conference

In return for the grant, the successful applicant (Katharine Mears) will be asked to submit a Conference Report for the LRG Newsletter, in order that other LRG members can have a flavour of the event, the papers, the networking opportunities.

The Early Bird conference rates expire on 31 March Deadline for applying for this grant 22 March.

Joint event

ITI Infotech Network and ITI London Regional Group

Friday 19 Apr, 2 for 2.30 – 5.30

EU Commission, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Nearest tubes: St James Park or Westminster

Web-based tools for translators

Outline programme

Join us for an opportunity for an in-depth discussion facilitated by Joanna Gough, currently preparing a PhD on web-based tools for translators at Surrey University.
2.30 Introduction by Joanna Gough – based on the results of her survey
2.45 A brief overview of tools, classified by category
3.15 Q and A
3.30 Round-table discussions, in small groups of 6-8 people
4.15 Refreshment break
4.40 Plenary feedback session
5.15 Summary of what has been learnt and final Q&A

Some questions to be considered are: which types and subject areas are best suited to the use of translation tools; why are some resources underused; would better awareness influence the choice and level of use of tools; what do translators need that they don’t find in currently-available tools?

Refreshments: Tea/coffee/soft drinks/biscuits at registration;
Tea/coffee/cake and biscuits at the break.

Cost: £10 for infotech and LRG members
£15 for non members; £5 for students (5 places)

Acknowledgement: This event is generously supported by the European Commission Representation in London. Registration charges cover the cost of catering and administrative costs. The results of the survey were launched at TC34, Aslib/Emerald Conference on Translating and the Computer, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 30 November 2012, London SW. The tools and resources are catalogued in a list maintained by the ITI Professional Development Committee, for the benefit of ITI members.

Federation of Small Businesses

Mon 10 June 2013 6 for 6.30 pm

Upstairs at the Devereux pub
20 Devereux Court, Essex Street
London WC2R 3JJ
Nearest tube: Temple. Buses along Fleet St/Strand

Talk by Ted Wigzell, Central London Chairman at Federation of Small Businesses

Want to know more about the pros and cons of VAT registration, tax issues and free banking for small businesses?

Ted Wigzell will talk to us about the services that the FSB can offer our members, with particular emphasis on people who are in business on their own. As he puts it, his job is to provide practical support for small business owners

A great opportunity to find out what there is available to us sole traders in the way of business support from the FSB.

Free to LRG members, £3 to non-members. Booking not required.